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Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-3555
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily! From the top at 2088m (6850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterwards visit our free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are also available daily for all fitness levels. Hungry, no problem! There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please! Dine on one of our famous patios or indoors. The choice is yours. Free parking is never an issue. We have plenty of free parking for your car or RV conveniently located just outside of the
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Hwy. 1 | Lake Louise exit, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"chair lift"
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"ski lift"
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"grizzly bear"
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"interpretive center"
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"open chairs"
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"breakfast package"
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"open chairlift"
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"local wildlife"
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"buffet lunch"
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"nice ride"
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"electric fence"
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"amazing views"
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"views of the mountains"
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We went as part of a tour, so we did not have to wait in line for tickets. Picked the open-air gondola so we really got a sense of gliding up the mountain. In addition to the great views of the mountains and Lake Louise,...More

Thank ontheroadagain09_9
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

We were visiting Banff from June 30-July 4 and had come up here on Sunday hoping to hike around Lake Louise. So did thousands of others who were trying to get into the National Park. The parking lots were full and we got turned away...More

Thank p0rt0bell0
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Had a very nice breakfast in the lodge at the bottom of the Gondola ride, then took open air gondola up, very nice views, stopped at top for some sight seeing, then took closed gondola down. Saw Grizzling bear mother and two cubs about halfway...More

Thank Peter Z
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This a long gondola ride with beautiful scenery and we were lucky enough to see bear families!! They have caged gondolas or open ones, nice variety!

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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We ride both enclosed gondola and the outdoor one. Nice view along the way down. Should put sun block for outdoor ride and walk around on top in summer time. It is a 25 minutes ride up and down. Few ice/glacier at two or three...More

Thank eljees
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Totally enjoyed seeing mother Grizzly and her two cubs on the way up. We walked the groomed trail to the visitor center and then to the most wonderful scenic restaurant. The gondola is well run and this was a wonderful experience.

Thank nasartori2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We loved our ride on the Lake Louise Gondola. We had already taken the Banff Gondola and were not sure about paying for another gondola ride but it was well worth it. You get a wonderful view of Lake Louise as well as the valley...More

1  Thank Janet O
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

This attraction gives you a choice of riding the gondola or going up in a chairlift. If the weather is good choose the chairlift. The views are great. This is a grizzly bear area and we were fortunte to see a mother grizzly and her...More

1  Thank ladyfish574
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Yes, I saw 2 family groups of Grizzlies right below the gondola! Arrived about 8:30. Got the well-worth it breakfast buffet (standard fare but a cheap add-on). There were only about 10 other people there (it was the Monday after Canada Day). The ride up...More

Thank Jayne_SJ_CA
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

There are 2 options for this gondola ride, the chairlift or the cable car. Both options are attached to the same cable. Recommended to go for the chairlift as you can see more things. Might also catch the bears in the open if you ride...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Lake Louise S | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, T here are washrooms located in the bottom level of Whitehorn Lodge which is located just a short walk from the top of the sightseeing gondola.
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Lisa Michele K
June 11, 2018|
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Response from 1111marcopolo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are rest room facilities at top
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Jill A
February 26, 2018|
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Response from DMTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a free bus from either the centre or from Fairmont Hotel by the Lake side. Well worth the trip up. Fabulous views. Also a short walk down from the top takes you to a nature explanation exhibition which was... More
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